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Judicial Review sought by Fladgate Fielder regarding Westminster Council's Decision to grant planning consent to a Land Sec project

DATE: 12 Aug 2006

Westminster Council’s policy on land-use swaps is being questioned in the high court by law firm Fladgate Fielder. This firm’s offices neighbour Land Securities’ 335,000 square feet mixed-used scheme on Oxford Sreet, London, W1 and it is seeking a judicial review of the council’s decisiion to grant consent to this project.

LandSec wants to replace some student housing removed from Park House on Oxford Street to the Victoria scheme at Wilton Plaza, London, SW1.The Oxford Street project desinged by Hamilton Associates would replace the existing block’s 44,000 square feet of shops with 100,000 square feet of larger units. It would also include 170,000 square feet of offices 39 flats. At Wilton Plaza, LandSec aims to replace offices with a 10-storey block providing 157 student bed sits and 74 affordable homes.

Christopher Katkowski QC and David Blundell have been instructed to defend Westminster Council and Christopher Lockhart Mummery QC and Tim Buley are acting for Fladgate Fielder.